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Seen on: 04/06/2018

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Full Metal Yakuza (1997)

Directed by Takashi Miike

Crime | Science Fiction

Most recently watched by sleestakk


After being brutally murdered in a gangster-style execution, Kensuke Hagane (Tsuyoshi Ujiki) finds himself brought back to life by a mad scientist and rebuilt as a robot-human hybrid with a serious thirst for vengeance and the tools to carry it out. Takashi Miike directs this action-packed sci-fi thriller that takes its cues from the more mainstream Robocop but amps up the violence for maximum effect.

Length 102 minutes


Kazuki Kitamura | Shôko Nakahara | Tomorowo Taguchi | Kôji Tsukamoto | Yuichi Minato | Tsuyoshi Ujiki | Ren Osugi | Takeshi Caesar | Momoko Nishida

Viewing Notes

Thought I had seen this but I guess not. Always down for more Ren Osugi and Kazuki Kitamura.

Didn’t realize “full metal” was literal. Also didn’t realize Miike participated in that weird Japanese sci-fi wave in the 90s. This movie is longer than it needs to be to convey the story but I appreciate the gritty DIY attitude in this low budget affair. This could easily be remade today with a larger budget and better FX.

Also needs a newer, cleaner release. This DVD looks like shit. Basically another one for Arrow to take over and clean up.


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